Crasnick: Phillies Could "Jump In" on Asdrubal Cabrera.

View image | gettyimages.com Long-time Cleveland Indian and current free-agent shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, 29, may have interest by the Philadephia Phillies according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. The #Phillies could jump in on Asdrubal Cabrera, source says. But first Ruben Amaro Jr. would have to move some payroll. — Jerry...
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2015 ZiPS Projections – Washington Nationals

After having typically appeared in the very hallowed pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have been released at FanGraphs the past couple years. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the Washington Nationals. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski. Other Projections: Atlanta / Chicago […]
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Unpacking The Wil Myers Three-Team Trade

In a three-team trade that ended up bigger and more surprising than nearly anyone expected, the Washington Nationals (up until this point fairly quiet in the postseason) took on the role of broker and reached agreement with the San Diego Padres and Tampa Bay Rays in a complicated, mighty 11-man swap. ESPN’s Keith Law described the Nats’ actions as being like “bandits”...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
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REPORT: Nationals involved in trade with Padres, Rays

Photo cred: washingtonpost.com It looks like the Nationals could be making a huge move in the coming days. Last week during Winter Meetings in San Diego, there were reports that the Nationals were going to make a splash. To everyone’s surprise, the Nats only made one trade during the week (Detwiler to the Rangers).  It seems that Mike Rizzo was weighing his options because today...
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Nats Stephen Souza On The Move?

The Nationals are reportedly moving outfielder Stephen Souza in a three team deal involving San Diego and Tampa Bay. Washington receiving shortstop Trea Turner, selected 13th overall in the 2014 draft, along with fellow prospect Joe Ross, a right handed pitcher. It is apparently a done deal, pending physicals. Turner, Joe Ross to #Nationals. Myers, Hanigan, Jose Castillo to #Padres...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
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Nationals Injury Update: Nate McLouth expects to be ready for spring training

The Washington Nationals head into the winter coming off a 96-win season and an advancement to the NLDS. At ninth in runs scored and first in ERA, the Nationals appear to need little this off season to improve the club. On the injury front, outfielder Nate McLouth expects to be ready for spring training after undergoing shoulder surgery in August. View image | gettyimages.com...
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Rendering of new Braves stadium shows them losing to Nationals (Photo)

On Monday, some artist renderings were unveiled for the Atlanta Braves' new baseball stadium, SunTrust Park, which is now being built and should be ready for the opening of the 2017 season. Interestingly enough, however, one of the renderings showed the Braves losing to the Washington Nationals. The rendering in question depicts a birds-eye view of SunTrust Park during a Braves...
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Nationals Lock Up Bryce Harper And Avoid Grievance Hearing

It may not have been the December story-line the Washington Nationals wanted, but late Sunday evening the team came to an agreement with ace Bryce Harper that avoided a potentially messy grievance hearing between the two parties. Harper walked away with a two-year, $7.5m contract that defined his salaries for 2015 and 2016 and avoided a panel hearing in New York on Tuesday, while the...
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The Mariners turned down a Zimmermann/Desmond trade

Ken Rosenthal has a new column up on Fox Sports discussing the confusing offseason of the Washington Nationals. In the piece, Rosenthal casually mentions that the Nationals offered both Jordan Zimmermann and Ian Desmond to the Seattle Mariners for Taijuan Walker and Brad Miller. If you don’t think that’s crazy enough, consider this – the Mariners rejected the trade. The Nats...
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Sox And Nats Have Talked Jordan Zimmermann

(USATSI)According to FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal, the Red Sox and Washington Nationals have discussed a trade for Jordan Zimmermann that would bring the 28-year old ace to Boston. It's unclear what kind of prospect-based return Washington would require, but Zimmermann's $16.5 million salary for 2015 (and his impending free agency in 2016) would likely keep the quality of the package...
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Bryce Harper Settles Grievance With Nationals

First, a brief bit of background for those who haven’t kept up with this minor contract dispute. Back when the Nationals were negotiating with Bryce Harper on deadline signing day in 2010, the haggling went down to the last minute before both sides agreed on a five year, $9.9 million dollar Major League contract. While […]
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AP source: Harper, Nats agree at $7.5M, 2 years

WASHINGTON (AP) A person familiar with the agreement says Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals have come to terms on a $7.5 million, two-year contract, avoiding a grievance hearing. Harper gets a $2.5 million salary in 2015, and $5 million in 2016. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the deal had not been announced. Harper, the...
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Reports: Bryce Harper, Nats agree to two-year, $7.5M deal

The Washington Nationals and All-Star outfielder Bryce Harper have agreed to a two-year, $7.5 million deal, avoiding an arbitration hearing, according to multiple reports. According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, Harper is slated to make $2.5 million in the 2015 season and $5 million in 2016. The two sides have been at odds over his contract this offseason, with a grievance hearing...
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Bryce Harper, Nationals agree on new contract to avoid grievance

            The Washington Nationals and slugger Bryce Harper have agreed to a two-year, $7.5 million contract, avoiding a scheduled grievance hearing this week with the team, reports USA Today’s Bob Nightingale. Bryce Harper receives 2 year, $7.5 million deal, avoiding grievance w #Nats — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December...
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Nationals, Harper agree on new contract

The Washington Nationals and outfielder Bryce Harper avoided a Tuesday grievance hearing by agreeing to a two-year contract that will pay Harper through the 2016 season. The deal will pay Harper $7.5 over the next two years, according to the Washington Post. A grievance hearing to settle differences arising out of the last-second negotiations between agent Scott Boras and Nats GM...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
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Washington Nationals: Top 3 reasons why Kevin Frandsen should be the everyday second baseman.

Kevin Frandsen This offseason has yet to be very productive as far as trades go for the Washington Nationals. Just this past week, Howie Kendrick, who the Nationals had been rumored to be looking at for second base, went to the Los Angles Dodgers. There have been a lot of rumors that have involved Nationals’ trades but there have been no major moves made. This may be a good strategy...
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Bryce Harper Skips Nationals’ Fan Festival Amid Contract Dispute

WASHINGTON — Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said that club was “disappointed” that outfielder Bryce Harper did not show up Saturday at the NatsFest fan festival. In a statement emailed by one of his agent’s employees, Harper said: “I have attended NatsFest each year and always enjoy my experience with the fans, but was unable to attend this...
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Bryce Harper skips out on Nationals fan fest

getty images After years of attending Nationals fan fest, outfielder Bryce Harper was noticeably absent from the event this year. In a statement emailed by one of his agent’s employees, Harper said: “I have attended NatsFest each year and always enjoy my experience with the fans, but was unable to attend this year’s event due to matters out of my control. I look forward to...
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Really Bryce Harper?

Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper skipped this year’s Nats Fan Fest.  Harper failed to show because of an upcoming grievance hearing on free agency eligibility and a contract provision.  Nats GM Mike Rizzo was not pleased. “We’re disappointed he’s not here,” Rizzo told reporters Saturday, “but he chose not to be here because of the grievance.” Harper responded...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
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Nationals 'disappointed' Harper a no-show at fan event

Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo says the club is "disappointed" outfielder Bryce Harper did not show for the NatsFest fan festival. The Major League Baseball Players Association has filed a grievance on Harper's behalf over whether he should able to void the 2015 terms in the final season of a $9.9 million, five-year contract he signed when drafted. An arbitrator hearing could...
Via AP on Fox
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Nationals GM disappointed Bryce Harper missed NatsFest

Bryce Harper was one of a few Washington Nationals who did not attend the team’s annual “NatsFest” gathering for season ticket holders Saturday, and that was a disappointment for the team. Harper is in a salary dispute with the club and has a grievance hearing scheduled for Tuesday. The team believes he did not appear...Read More
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Ian Desmond among key Nationals unsigned past 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) Nationals starting pitchers Jordan Zimmermann and Doug Fister aren't paying attention to speculation about whether they'll be traded before next season, the last of their current contracts. Shortstop Ian Desmond also could be bound for free agency a year from now - or sent to another team before that - and acknowledges he's well aware of all the talk about his future...
Via AP on Fox
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Nats 'disappointed' in Harper no-show at fan event

WASHINGTON (AP) Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo says the club is ''disappointed'' outfielder Bryce Harper did not show for the NatsFest fan festival. The Major League Baseball Players Association has filed a grievance on Harper's behalf over whether he should able to void the 2015 terms in the final season of a $9.9 million, five-year contract he signed when drafted. An arbitrator...
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Bryce Harper Hanging Out With Professional Tie-Down Roper Tuf Cooper

For as much guaranteed money baseball players rake in, they sure as hell don’t provide us with much off-field fun during the offseason. (No Adam Laroche, hunting elk does not count.) Take baseball’s “villainous character” Bryce Harper for instance. If you didn’t follow the guy on social media and only knew about him based off the crap ESPN and MLB Network spew, you would...
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Rangers acquire lefty Detwiler from Nationals

Texas has completed a trade to acquire left-hander Ross Detwiler from the Washington Nationals for two minor leaguers. The Rangers announced Friday that they have sent infielder Chris Bostick and right-hander Abel De Los Santos to Washington in exchange for the former first-round draft pick. While Detwiler spent last season in the bullpen, he is expected to get a chance to earn a...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss
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